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The series Commentaria in Aristotelem Graeca et Byzantina: Series academica is published by the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and functions as a complement to the series Commentaria in Aristotelem Graeca et Byzantina: Sources and Studies.
The editions and source collections of the Series academica provide a basis for research on Byzantine philosophy and education and on the lasting impact of peripatetic philosophy in the Greek middle ages. The series succeeds to the Commentaria in Aristotelem Graeca (1882–1909) directed by Hermann Diels and published by the Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences.
The publication schedule of the series includes editions of commentaries by Alexander of Aphrodisias, Simplicius, John Philoponus, Michael of Ephesus, Nicephorus Blemmydes, George Pachymeres, Theodore Metochites, George Scholarius, and Bessarion. The series is also open for preliminary studies and companion volumes.
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New edition of the so-called >Corollaria de loco et de tempore< from Simplikios’ commentary on Book IV of Aristotle’s Physics. The present edition (including philosophical and philological introduction and annotations) is based on the complete collation of all independent manuscripts of the commentary (including the Codex Mosquensis Muz. 3649, which was unknown to the editor of the modern reference edition of the commentary Hermann Diels ).
Theodore Metochites’ Aristotelian paraphrases (c. 1312), covering all 40 books of the Stagirite’s extant works on natural philosophy, constitute one of the major achievements of late Byzantine learning. This volume offers the first critical edition of Metochites’ paraphrases of the three books of the De anima, accompanied by an introduction and an English translation with an apparatus of parallel passages in Aristotle’s ancient commentators. The first part of the introduction presents and evaluates the sources for the text, consisting of thirteen Greek manuscripts, a 15th-century Greek epitome and a 16th-century Latin translation. The genealogical relationships between these are established on the basis of separative and conjunctive errors, identified, inter alia, through critical discussions of more than 300 passages. The second part of the introduction discusses the nature, purpose and sources of the paraphrases as well as several linguistic questions with implications for editing and translating the text. The third part of the introduction sets out the principles of this edition and translation.
The Greek commentary tradition devoted to explicating Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics (NE) was extensive. It began in antiquity with Aspasius and reached a point of immense sophistication in the twelfth century with the commentaries of Eustratius of Nicaea and Michael of Ephesus, which primarily served educational purposes. The use of Aristotle’s ethics in the classroom continued into the late Byzantine period, but until recently scholastic use of the NE was known mostly through George Pachymeres’ epitome of the NE (Book 11 of his Philosophia). This volume radically changes the landscape by providing the editio princeps of the last surviving exegetical commentary on the NE stricto sensu, also penned by Pachymeres. This represents a new witness to the importance of Aristotelian studies in the cultural revival of late Byzantium. The editio princeps is accompanied by an English translation and a thorough introduction, which offers an informed reading of the commentary’s genre and layout, relationship to its sources, exegetical strategies, and philosophical originality. This book also includes the edition of diagrams and scholia accompanying Pachymeres’ exegesis, whose paratextual function is key to a full understanding of the work.
The Epitome physica by Nikephoros Blemmydes (1197 – after 1269) was one of the most widely disseminated textbooks of Aristotelian natural philosophy in the Byzantine and post-Byzantine worlds. This volume provides a manuscriptological, stemmatological and philological examination of the text’s history, also delving into the dissemination of the Epitome physica in the Byzantine world and during the European Renaissance.
This study contributes substantially to research on Aristotelian logic in Byzantium. It includes a critical edition of the commentary by Leo Magentenos, the Metropolitan of Mytilene (twelfth c.?) on Book II of the Prior Analytics along with an edition of the syllogism diagram attributed to this work in the manuscript tradition of this work.
Michael of Ephesus’ commentary on the Aristotelian tract De partibus animalium exists in two editions, the older by an anonymous scholar, and the second Edition B by Georgios Pachymeres. Both update the commentary as a whole and supplement the missing commentary on Book II. Edition B was edited under the name of Michael. This volume includes both editions, newly revised with an analysis of their textual history.
This is the first of a two-volume edition of Alexander of Aphrodisias’ commentary on Aristotle’s Metaphysics. The new edition, which includes a philosophical and philological introduction, as well as notes on textcritical issues, is based on a critical evaluation of the entire manuscript tradition of the commentary. It also takes into account its indirect tradition and the Latin translation of Juan Ginès Sepúlveda.
The transmission and reception of the De mirabilibus, a collection of marvelous tales ascribed to Aristotle, is here presented comprehensively for the first time, from the manuscript sources to the secondary tradition (quotations, allusions and translations). The book paves the way for a better understanding of the structure of the text and its many philological puzzles, providing a solid basis for future study.
Cet ouvrage contient la première collection des fragments conservés, en grec et en arabe, du philosophe péripatéticien Boéthos de Sidon (Ier siècle av. J-C.), ainsi que leur traduction française et un commentaire exhaustif. Ce livre est un ouvrage indispensable pour les lecteurs intéressés par l'histoire de l'aristotélisme et, plus généralement, de la philosophie grecque dans son ensemble.